By Jason Powell
-NXT TV returns with a new show after two weeks of “best of” content. NXT is headlined by a battle royal to become No. 1 contender to the NXT Women’s Championship. Join Zack Zimmerman for live coverage as the show streams on WWE Network at 7:00 p.m. CT.
-Ring of Honor TV on Comet TV closes with Jay Briscoe vs. Dalton Castle vs. Moose vs. Matt Sydal in a four-way. My review of the show will be available before ROH airs on Comet TV tonight at 11:00 p.m. CT.
-Jim Ross’s latest “Ross Report” podcast includes guest is MMA reporter Ariel Helwani.
-Steve Austin’s new family friendly show features Ric Flair. The Unleashed show has another chat with Austin and Fowler.
-The latest “Talk Is Jericho” podcasts hosted by Chris Jericho have NXT coach Robbie Brookside, and William Shatner returned.
-You can find the Ross, Jericho, and Austin podcasts at Podcastone.com.
-Colt Cabana’s latest podcast guest is Dave Taylor. Listen to the show at Soundcloud.com/coltcabana.
-Taz’s “The Human Podcast Machine” show is a daily show with a video feed option. You can view or listen to the shows at Play.it. Taz recently had Jim Ross on the show to discuss the debut of Mauro Ranallo on Smackdown.
-Ric Flair’s latest “Woooo! Nation” podcast has his daughter and WWE Divas Champion Charlotte. Check out the show at Play.it.
Birthdays and Notables
-Ed “Bearcat” Wright was born on January 13, 1932. He died on August 28, 1982 at age 50.
-Bruce Hart is 66 today.
-Reno Riggins (a/k/a Neal Hargrove) is 49 today.
-John Kronus was born on January 13, 1969. He died of heart failure on July 18, 2007.
-Shad Gaspard of the Cryme Tyme tag team is 35 today.
-Yujiro Takahashi is 35 today.
-Former WWE wrestler Barri Griffiths is 34 today. Griffiths wrestled as Mason Ryan in WWE.
-Former WWE Tough Enough contestant Luke Robinson is 31 today. Robinson was a finalist on the season hosted by Steve Austin. He lost to Andy Leavine in the finals.
The Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast features Shane Taylor returning to discuss ROH Wrestling, his friendship with WWE's Erik (Ray Rowe) and attending his viking wedding, his relationship with the SOS tag team, his feud with EC3 and their history, the Cleveland pro wrestler connection, and much more...